Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Baggage Worker dies in Montreal airport accident after trying to dislodge luggage

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YUL Aéroport international Montréal Trudeau

Following a workplace accident on Saturday at Montreal-Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport, authorities confirmed the death of an employee.

Philippe Rainville, the airport’s president and CEO, issued a statement offering condolences to his family, loved ones and colleagues. The worker was in his 50s and employed by Equans Services, which provides equipment and solutions.

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It is reported that while handling baggage, he fell fatally from an elevated area. To coordinate the support for people who witnessed the tragedy, YUL airport has been working with the involved partners.

CNESST inspectors have gone to the site to document facts about what happened as well as meet with managers and witnesses. It remains uncertain if this case will be investigated by Canadian Transportation Safety Board or under provincial jurisdiction.

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